Are you ready to see and do it all?

Be an official Pensacola Explorer!



Download and print your passport, or pick one up at a Visitor's Center.


Visit as many locations listed in the passport as you can.


Receive one stamp in your passport from each participating location.


Return your passport with four or more stamps and receive your Pensacola Explorer prizes!



Explore History

Explore History

The Pensacola Bay Area has been loved by explorers for more than 450 years. From forts and cannons to shipwrecks and railroad bandits, our story is one of conflict, courage and perseverance. It’s the stuff bedtime stories are made of.


Explore Art

Explore Arts & Culture

Our sugar-white beaches and turquoise water have inspired artists since the first settlers arrived more than four centuries ago. From art museums and opera to glass blowing and the history of the Blues, our artistic spirit is alive and well.



Explore Science

Explore Science

We might be rooted in the past, but our eyes are turned firmly toward the future. From cutting-edge military technology to the latest in robotics and artificial intelligence, Pensacola honors the spirit of its founders by constantly expanding the frontiers of knowledge.


Explore Art

Explore Nature

The Gulf of Mexico, our backyard, is home to one of the most productive fisheries in the world, and Pensacola boasts some of the Gulf’s most pristine, secluded stretches of shoreline. From nesting sea turtles to carnivorous plants, our natural beauty sets us apart.



Get Your Passport and Be A Pensacola Explorer!


Explore 450 years of history right here in America’s First Settlement. Walk through forts, historic landmarks and the largest Naval Aviation Museum in America. Get hands on with real science and engineering experiments or blow your own glass. Discover new trails and habitats of seashore birds while biking, hiking or kayaking in our state and national parks.​

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Your Pensacola Discoveries – #ExplorePcola

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Explorer Trivia

DID YOU KNOW? Before Pensacola became a part of America, it was claimed by four other flags. Over the last 450 years, The Pensacola Bay Area has belonged to the governments of Spain, Great Britain, France and the Confederate States of America.

DID YOU KNOW? Historians recently discovered the grave of Morris Slater, otherwise known as “Railroad Bill” in Pensacola’s historic St. John’s Cemetery. Slater, a 19th-century railroad bandit and folk hero, is the subject of the well-known blues song “The Ballad of Railroad Bill.”

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Explorer Blogs

8 Things You Must Do on a Trip to Pensacola Bay Area
Situated in the Florida panhandle, the Pensacola Bay area is known for its gorgeous beaches, award-winning tours and exotic wildlife. Keep reading…

Calling all outdoor adventurers!
Are you seeking an outdoor adventure for your next vacation? I’ve got a few ideas that will satisfy that itch for adventure. Keep reading…

Artifacts from another world – or why I love sea-shelling
You can find good shells on the shore after a storm, or early in the morning thanks to tidal action and surf. For the best results, though, go at low tide. Keep reading…


Explorer Stamps